any of numerous bees, as the leaf-cutting bees, that do not live in a community.
noun 1. the confinement of a prisoner in a cell or other place in which he or she is completely isolated from others. solitary confinement noun 1. isolation imposed on a prisoner, as by confinement in a special cell
- Solitary follicle
solitary follicle n. Any of the minute collections of lymphoid tissue in the mucosa of the small and large intestines, especially numerous in the cecum and in the appendix. Also called solitary gland.
noun 1. a North American sandpiper, Tringa solitaria, of inland wetlands, having a brownish-gray, white-spotted back and whitish underparts.
- Solitary tract
solitary tract n. A slender compact bundle of primary sensory fibers that accompany the vagus, glossopharyngeal, and facial nerves and convey information from stretch receptors and chemoreceptors in the walls of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and intestinal tracts and impulses generated by the receptor cells of the taste buds in the tongue.